Sonoma County Human Race Returns Saturday, May 7, #StrongerTogether

Iconic 5k Fundraiser celebrating Sonoma County nonprofits and their causes returns to a new location in downtown Santa Rosa.

Sonoma County, CA, May 6, 2022 — On Saturday, May 7, 2022, the Sonoma County Human Race returns after a two-year hiatus. The Sonoma County Human Race is the largest community-driven 5k fundraising event in Sonoma County where local area nonprofits are supported by the funds individuals, businesses and teams raise – together. Anyone can sign up and join a team or create a team and start raising money for their favorite nonprofits. The theme of this year’s Human Race is #StrongerTogether.

Over 100 local nonprofits and community-minded businesses are participating in the Human Race event on Saturday, May 7, to raise funds and awareness of the needs in our local communities. From healthcare to child welfare, environment, education and arts, culture, civil rights and animal rights our local nonprofits fulfil services that support a healthier, happier and more equitable Sonoma County.

The event is expected to draw a crowd of 500-800+ at Old Courthouse Square in downtown Santa Rosa. KZST will be kicking off the event and getting people revved up to race and raise funds.  Individuals and teams of all ages and abilities are participating – running, walking, rolling, dog-walking, and most importantly raising funds for local nonprofits. All racers will be timed and must be registered in advance.  Registration will be available morning of the event from 7:00 – 7:30 AM. Race time begins at 8:00 AM sharp.

Sonoma County Human Race welcomes and honors important work being done to better our communities,” said Linda Jacobs, CEO of CVNL. “We are pleased to be an inclusive event that welcomes all nonprofits, schools, and community groups across Sonoma County and the North Bay.

Organizations participating and fundraising in this year’s event can be found online at: Fundraising and donations will continue through May 20, 2022.

The general public is encouraged to come out to cheer racers on at the start/finish line and along the course and enjoy the festive community village where local nonprofits and businesses will be demonstrating their work with informational booths, hands-on activities and give aways. A Kid Zone will be set up for the younger generation with Corn Hole, glitter tattoos, games and mobile exhibits by the Sonoma County Children’s Museum.

Who: Sonoma County Human Race – #StrongerTogether

What: Largest community-driven 5K Fundraiser in Sonoma County for local nonprofits and their causes.

When: Saturday, May 7, 2022, 7:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Old Courthouse Square, Santa Rosa, CA. Race starts at 8:00 AM sharp.

The Sonoma County Human Race is organized by Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership (CVNL) to provide a fundraising platform for local nonprofits and their work. The event is made possible with generous support from local sponsors: Champion sponsors Exchange Bank and Keysight Technologies, Marathon sponsors Hansel Auto Group, Redwood Credit Union, Pacesetter and Sprinters Summit State Bank, Friedman’s Home Improvement, Luther Burbank Savings, Montgomery Village, Top Drive Sports, Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa, TLCD Architecture, Simpson Sheet Metal and WOW! Smiles, along with additional supporters and in-kind donations from over a dozen Sonoma County businesses.

Visit the event is open to the public and free to attend.

Race participants must register at